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Governor Rauner Honors Lincoln During Commemoration Events

Gov. Bruce Rauner is honoring Abraham Lincoln at this weekend’s commemoration in Springfield of the 150th anniversary of the president’s…

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Draws Hundreds to Capitol City

Many attendees dressed in period costume during events commemorating 150th anniversary of Lincoln's funeral.

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Statue of Richard Pryor Finally to Stand in Peoria

Objections to Pryor's personal failings put the project on hold.

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Advocates for Illinois’ Elderly Speak Out Against Cuts to Senior Programs

Proponents of funding for seniors programs say they want to be in their own homes.

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Springfield Streets Closed On and Off this Weekend for Lincoln Funeral Reenactment

Streets will open an close as phases of the reenactment begin and end.

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Durbin to FDA: Regulate E-Cigarettes Now

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes with teenagers has U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin calling for stricter regulations.

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Tyree Sentenced to Seven Years for Sexual Misconduct with Student

A former Lanphier High School teacher has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student nearly three years ago.

5-1-15 Sherman Clinic Groundbreaking

Ground Broken on Springfield Clinic Expansion in Sherman

Springfield Clinic's Sherman location is expanding.

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Butler Pleased Grant Funding is Restored

Rep. Tim Butler says he is already hearing from happy providers like The Autism Program.

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Coal Industry Has Friends in Downstate Lawmakers’ Proposal

A group of at least ten downstate Illinois lawmakers wants the state's coal industry propped up.

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Rauner Signs Bill to Allow Obama, Lucas Museums

Gov. Bruce Rauner will endorse a measure paving the way for Chicago to use park land for Barack Obama's presidential library and film producer George Lucas' museum.

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Menard Co. Police Look for Tips on Bar Burglar

Police in Menard County are looking for help figuring out who broke into a bar in Greenview

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AT&T Wants to Shed 81-Year-Old Regulations

Business coalition: Other states modernize, why not Illinois?

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Sheriff Remembers Officer Who Passed Away

He was a good person to have around, and who loved people.

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Where is Aaron Schock? Lawsuit Lawyer Doesn’t Know

An attorney for a campaign donor suing the former Illinois congressman has told a federal judge he can't locate Schock.

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Fire Damages North End Springfield Home

No one was hurt but a vacant home was damaged on Springfield's north end Thursday afternoon.

4-30-15 Mike Houston

Houston Touts Accomplishments in Final State of the City Address

Springfield's outgoing Mayor Mike Houston says he's leaving the city better than he found it four years ago.

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Rauner Admin. to Restore $26 Million in Grant Cuts

Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says an unexpected windfall of revenue from income tax receipts can be thanked.

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